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Ripley, WV

#21 Feb 11, 2014
Thank you teachers for your input. I have no intention on trying to out a teacher here. I have great respect for our educators and understand that even teachers are capable of making bad choices when trying to do the right thing. If I have anymore concerns I will take them to administration instead of here. I just wasn't sure if I was off base for feeling this way because it is not my child experiencing this punishment but it upsets her to see others uncomfortable which is why she has began sharing this information with me.
samari

Huntington, WV

#22 Feb 11, 2014
Sounds like they all better mind their Ps and Qs
MCA

Huntington, WV

#23 Feb 12, 2014
Jackson wrote:
<quoted text>It is not normal or accepted for a child or a grown person to stand for a day. Some of you do not have the intelligence to understand just how long a day is, and how much stress this will put on a child, and in my opinion it is not accepted as a parent for some of you to even be on this forum giving advice. Your comments are absurd!
You're absurd. Little Johnny/ little Susie will be just fine. I'd make them bend their knees and pit their backs against the wall and put their arms out straight and put a pencil on the end of their finger tips. Everytime it rolls off, timer resets. These are military discipline tactics. Maybe this teacher is doing the right thing. Don't be so scared over your child recieving discipline. And to ease your mind, standing a child ( or adult ) to prevent sleeping isn't a disciplinary action. It's a solution to an issue. I'd like to pat this teacher on the back. This teacher is caring for your child. And your money and mouth don't scare them & I'm thrilled by this. If we had more teachers that wouldn't be afraid of words and a checkbook, this upcoming generation may survive. But who am I kidding? This is the generation of no respect & no discipline. iPad, iPod, iPhone, xbox, playstation, twitter, instagram, & facebook. That's all your spoiled, little brats care about. Pathetic..
samari

Huntington, WV

#24 Feb 12, 2014
MCA sad but true
Jackson

Chesapeake, VA

#25 Feb 12, 2014
Neither one of you can stand for (8 hours) You both are fools if you say you can! You both are fools if you think a child can stand for a day. Go back, read the post, that is if you know how to read. Don't post if you don't mean what you are saying! Some of you parents have got to be the dumbest people in the entire world to allow your children to be punished this way and call it fair to the child. Wake up parents

Since: Jan 14

United States

#26 Feb 12, 2014
Jackson wrote:
Neither one of you can stand for (8 hours) You both are fools if you say you can! You both are fools if you think a child can stand for a day. Go back, read the post, that is if you know how to read. Don't post if you don't mean what you are saying! Some of you parents have got to be the dumbest people in the entire world to allow your children to be punished this way and call it fair to the child. Wake up parents
You need your paci? Or you ok sucking your thumb?
MCA

Huntington, WV

#27 Feb 12, 2014
Jackson wrote:
Neither one of you can stand for (8 hours) You both are fools if you say you can! You both are fools if you think a child can stand for a day. Go back, read the post, that is if you know how to read. Don't post if you don't mean what you are saying! Some of you parents have got to be the dumbest people in the entire world to allow your children to be punished this way and call it fair to the child. Wake up parents
I read it a few times. You must have no self-discipline yourself. I could sleep through a nuclear bomb. I could fall asleep anywhere anytime. Just how my body is designed. What do I do if I'm somewhere and I feel like im about to fall over asleep? Oh, that's right I stand myself up and go stand in the back of the room. You're right, a 5-10 year old isn't mature enough to do it on their own. But the teacher is and that's exactly what they did. Kids also tend to not tell the whole truth. I have kids, nieces, nephews, kids of friends. Obviously you must live in a perfec little world where no child does wrong and don't believe in things that I believe in. Well I'm here to burst your protective bubble... Kids lie to stay out of trouble and it's all about popularity & reputation in the school board. They'll discipline a teacher and throw them under the bus before they will tell a parent their child misbehaves so the media won't make the school system look bad. Open your eyes. And yes. I have stood for 8 hours or more. Discipline, integrity, & respect is what separates a freaking Inconsiderate, blind civilian from military personnel. Giving kids cell phones at age 5, iPads at the same age, all the gaming systems etc. And you call us dumb parents? All your money doesn't make up for your ignorance. You bought your kids all that stuff so it would occupy then. Which you failed to be a parent and instead of putting your own piece of technology down, let's hand them
one. Utilize other things than technology to make your children happy and chances are they won't be stood up in class to prevent sleeping. I'm far from perfect and don't proclaim to be a perfect parent. But I love my children and any peoples children in my life. And if my child was stood up in class for sleeping.. Instead of running to topix to get sympathy/start a thread to corner a teacher for their corrective actions.. I'd make sure my child stayed their asses awake. The problem isn't the teacher. It's something I'm doing or not doing. Don't point a finger when you know where the source of the issue started.
nunya

Nashville, TN

#28 Feb 12, 2014
Teachers please tell me wrote:
<quoted text>
wow was my response to. my child has been telling me about several students this happens to almost everyday. I am not comfortable with what I am hearing.
If they're being made to stand almost every day, does that mean they fall asleep almost every day? Does that mean they aren't getting enough sleep at home? I'd be worried about that first.
Teacher

United States

#29 Feb 14, 2014
Totally UNACCEPTABLE! Being a teacher, I would never! Who knows the child's circumstances at home, they may have to take care of siblings, they may lie awake in fear of more sexual abuse. Nobody really knows. Just let them know they are safe the 8 hours they spend with you
Lindy Ann

Huntington, WV

#30 Feb 14, 2014
I am not a teacher, but I am I child/adolescent counselor. Making a child stand in a corner all day is not okay. But a child who is regularly falling asleep at school indicates parental neglect and/or abuse. My advice to you is to take your child to a doctor to rule out medical issues. If your child is ruled medically sound, you really need to think about your parenting choices. If this continues to be a problem, it will probably only be a matter of time before the school informs CPS. Good luck.
No good Luck needed

Chapmanville, WV

#31 Feb 15, 2014
Lindy Ann wrote:
I am not a teacher, but I am I child/adolescent counselor. Making a child stand in a corner all day is not okay. But a child who is regularly falling asleep at school indicates parental neglect and/or abuse. My advice to you is to take your child to a doctor to rule out medical issues. If your child is ruled medically sound, you really need to think about your parenting choices. If this continues to be a problem, it will probably only be a matter of time before the school informs CPS. Good luck.
I clearly stated several times that my child is not the one falling asleep. other classmates are being treated this way and she has come home to talk about it. So...I do not need advice on my parenting or need to worry about CPS.
lmao

Huntington, WV

#32 Feb 15, 2014
No good Luck needed wrote:
<quoted text>I clearly stated several times that my child is not the one falling asleep. other classmates are being treated this way and she has come home to talk about it. So...I do not need advice on my parenting or need to worry about CPS.
If that's true than why u so defensive?

Since: Jan 14

United States

#33 Feb 15, 2014
No good Luck needed wrote:
<quoted text>I clearly stated several times that my child is not the one falling asleep. other classmates are being treated this way and she has come home to talk about it. So...I do not need advice on my parenting or need to worry about CPS.
You're really gullible.

Or you think we are.
samari

Huntington, WV

#34 Feb 15, 2014
A good old paddle would wake them up!Do not want to hear all the abuse bs I do not know of anyone I went to school with that was abused!
Lycan

United States

#35 Feb 15, 2014
Teachers please tell me wrote:
Is it normal or acceptable for a teacher to make a 3rd grade student stand for the day to receive their lessons because they were seen falling asleep in class?
I seriously doubt the teacher took action because of a little head bobbing and heavy eye lids. I`m sure if you ask the teacher they`ll be glad to inform you there may have been a repeatative behaivor developing with multiple attemps to re-direct the child that day.
I`m even willing to bet said teacher gave the child or anyother child a pass the 1st time or 2 it happens.
If you`re just asking for opinions you have multiple saying these same things. I hope you conclude that you have nothing to worry about except giving your child a fighting a chance by the recommended sleeping time for his\her age and a healthy breakfast in the morning. Sleep cycles and diet are the parents responsibility.
Father

Huntington, WV

#36 Feb 15, 2014
Just reading this thread… I’m all kinds of disgusted. Seems too many people are so eager to jump to conclusions that there is lazy parents and that they have the authority to act as a parent “re-correcting the child” the 8 hours they have.

The reason I say this is because I have a 6 yr old who has Juvenile Diabetes and is anemic. On several occasions I had the most dumb accusations and assumptions Juvenile diabetes is dietary issue of neglect. Or that a teacher can correct the problem themselves. And I’ve had teacher conferences explaining the situation before hand. I’ve even encouraged teachers and nurses to call randomly with even the most trivial question.

Situations arisen where teachers withheld my child from snacks with the other kids believing they knew best. On one occurrence at recess made my child run laps thinking it would be “good” for her.
And to anyone reading this thinking that doesn’t sound bad, she is rail thin, and needs carbs constantly or she goes into seizures. She has twice the metabolism as other kids her age. She is NOT diabetic because she’s fat and eats like a pig. That’s not Juvenile Diabetes. Ironically they thought they knew best and have caused my child to pass out, faint, or go into seizures not to mention organ damage from this kind of abuse.

The moral of the story, if a jackass thinks they know better, then it’s only fair if I play the same game and that I know better than the institute that handles how to punish the teacher. I’ll simply ruin the life of anyone who tries that with my child and something happens.

Secondly, let’s assume there isn’t a medical problem… if there seems to be a pattern that prevents education or even social interaction it should be addressed like a professional. You’d think out of all the people who observe the child it would be a teacher who makes note of abnormalities.

Lastly, if there’s a pattern of problems that you have to keep addressing discipline, you might be smart enough being a teacher in today’s society to cover your own ass. It’s never good when a child comes home with disturbing news no one else is aware of. We all jump to conclusions, its human nature. But if you’re handing out any type of physical punishment to children without dialogue to the parents you’re asking for trouble.
WELL

Chapmanville, WV

#37 Feb 15, 2014
I bet teachers deal with a lot more in the classroom than they can deal with. At the end of the day, if they can't manage to get the kids to pay attention and actually learn something, then they won't have a job. I feel bad for the kid for being "punished" for what they can't do much about but it seems worse to think this kid won't have an education. I think the teacher is probably determined to help this kid get an education despite of what he is going through at home or in life, even if that means he has to stand to get it.
Gestapo

New York, NY

#38 Feb 15, 2014
Teachers should use tazers on kids for punishment.
ODR

Catlettsburg, KY

#39 Feb 15, 2014
i would have busted his ass and made his lazy ass stand in the corner !!!!

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